Does anyone know if there is a way I can cancel the check for updates to see if this is what is causing the computer to run so slow? And then try to have it manually check for updates? As mentioned in my original post, the cancel button is greyed out. I have tried shutting down the computer and powering back up, but this does not stop it. I have also tried turning off the checking for automatic updates and then shutting down and powering back up. This did not stop it either. I am wondering if there is an easy way to do this without uninstalling and reinstalling or something else overly complicated.